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Ever write a letter to “Dear Abby”?

Published on June 20, 2012, by in Commentary.

Me neither. But today a a response I wrote to a “Dear Abby” letter appeared on the Association of Personal Historians Blog. Titled “Dear Abby… May We Offer YOU Some Advice?” it begins, On Monday of this week the popular “Dear Abby” syndicated column published a letter from a reader encouraging seniors to write down their

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Will writing your memoir be good for your health?

In a word–YES!   Past APH President Pat McNees wrote about the beneficial effects of life story and legacy activities in the Geriatric Care Management Journal, Spring 2009, and posted a condensed version of that article on her website. Highlights: Research indicates that health care professionals working with cancer patients near the end of life should

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